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Legalisation of Documents
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Consular Legalisation of Documents to China

  Documents issued in foreign countries and to be used in China mainland shall first be notarized and legalised by the competent authorities in that country, and then be legalised by Chinese Embassies or Consulates in that country. Specific requirements and information for document legalisation, please refer to the website of the Embassy or Consulate of China.

  For documents issued by member countries of the Apostille Convention*, after getting Apostilles from the competent authorities, they can be used in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR of China directly.

  *:Refer to the Convention of Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents

Legalisation of Documents in China

  1. Introduction to Legalisation of Documents in China

  In line with international practice and Chinese regulation, documents issued by Chinese agencies to be used in foreign countries, in general, shall first be legalised by the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China(hereafter referred to as "the Department") or authorized Foreign Affairs Offices of local governments(FAO) ,and then be legalised by the embassies or consulates of the countries in which the documents are to be used. The Department and its authorized FAOs are the competent authorities handling legalisation affairs in China.

  After finishing its legalisation,The Department and FAOs could help the applicants to transfer the documents to embassies or consulates to apply for their legalisation.

  Generally, documents required for legalisation are as follows: birth, death, marriage, no criminal record, kinship, academic qualification, professional qualification, declaration, entrustment paper, power of attorney, contract, articles of association, certification of inspection and quarantine of animals or plants, certificate of origin,invoice, and other notarial certificates, certifications or notes for civil or business purposes etc.. These documents are issued by Chinese notary public offices, entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureaus, and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade(CCPIT). 

  

     2. Instructions for Applying Documents Legalisation to the Department of Consular Affairs

  (1) When applying for legalisation of documents for business purposes, the original notarial certificate(or CCPIT certificates or commercial bills),one original authorization letter issued by the enterprise concerned, one copy of valid passport of the authorized person, and other materials required by the concerned embassy must be submitted. The enterprise shall authorize its own personnel to file the application for legalisation.

  (2) For documents needed to be leglised by the Department and the foreign embassies in Beijing,some FAOs or other authorized agencies can help applicants transfer the above said material to the Department* .

     For documents needed to be legalised in foreign consulates in cities other than Beijing,provincial and some municipal FAOs in the jurisdiction region of the consulates are authorized by the Department to legalised the documents*.

 

 Name List 

 

1. Local foreign affairs offices for Consular Legalization authorized by MFA (Category One)

Name of Foreign Affairs Office

 Telephone

      Address

 Zip   code 

Anhui Foreign Affairs Office

0551-62999839

Hall 6, 3rd floor of Building C, Government Affairs Service Center of Anhui Provincial People's Government, No, 509 Ma An Shan Street, Hefei.

230022

Inner Mongolia Foreign Affairs Office

0471-6946380

/6946595

 

Room 402 of Building 1, No. 63 Xin Hua Da Jie, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia.

010098

Liaoning Foreign Affairs Office

024-23271077

No. 35 Nan Shi San Wei Street, He Ping District, Shenyang City.

110013

 Jilin Foreign Affairs Office

0431-82752831

Legalization Counter of Foreign Affairs , 1st Floor of Provincial Government Affairs Service Hall( No 9999 Ren Min Da Jie, Changchun City.)

130022

Heilongjiang Foreign Affairs Office

0451-5363537

No. 298 Guo Ge Li Da Jie, Nan Gang District, Harbin City.

150001

Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office

021-62470833

 2nd Floor, Office Building of Shanghai Equatorial Hotel, No 228 Hua Shan Street, Jing An District, Shanghai. 

200040

Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office

025-83670835

No. 15 Xi Kang Street, Nanjing City.

210024

Zhejiang Foreign Affairs Office

0571-87054924

 

No. 1 Shi Han Street, Hangzhou City.

310007

Fujian Foreign Affairs Office

0591-87815074

 

No. 97 Hua Lin Street, Fuzhou City.

350003

Jiangxi Foreign Affairs Office

0791-86281957

No. 157 Su Pu Street, Nanchang City.

330006

Henan Foreign Affairs Office

 

0371-65688864

 

No. 15 Jin Shui Street,Zhengzhou City.

450003

Hubei Foreign Affairs Office

027-87301852

No. 3 Ba Yi Street, Wu Chang District, Wuhan City.

430071

Hunan Foreign Affairs Office

0731-82219825

3rd Floor of Xiang Hui Building, No. 12 Shao Shan Bei Lu, Changsha City.

410011

Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office

020-81217589

No. 2 Chi Gang You Lin Yi Lu, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou City.

510130

Guangxi Foreign Affairs Office

0771-5595561

Foreign Affairs Office,Counter 33,2nd floor,Government Service Center,No.6 Yi Bin Lu,Qing Xiu District,Nanning City

530023

Hainan Foreign Affairs Office

0898-65316350

Room 14 and 15, 2th Floor of Hainan Provincial Government Building, No. 9 Guoxing Road, Haikou City.

 

570203

Chongqing Foreign Affairs Office

023-63850843

No. 57 Hong Hu Dong Lu, Yu Bei District, Chongqing City.

400015

Sichuan Foreign Affairs Office

028-84392778

No. 100 Dong San Duan of Yi Huan Lu, Chengdu City.

610021

Guizhou Foreign Affairs Office

0851-86611599

No.172 Guan Shan Xi Lu,Guan Shan Hu District, Guiyang City, Guizhou.

550004

Yunnan Foreign Affairs Office

0871-64098094

No. 230 Da Guan Street,Kunming City.

650032

Shaanxi Foreign Affairs Office

029-88149211

029-88149215

No.282 Jiefang Road,Xincheng District, Xi'an City.

710000

Shandong Foreign Affairs Office

0531-86137818

2nd Floor of Shandong Provincial Foreign Affairs Service Hall, Building 1 of Hong Shang Fang, Sheng Fu Dong Jie, Jinan City.

250011

Harbin Foreign Affairs Office

0451-87656261

Ying Bin Building 1 of You Yi Gong, No. 263 You Yi Street, Dao Li District, Harbin City.

150018

Jinan Foreign Affairs Office

0531-86931248

No. 26 Bao Tu Quan Bei Lu, Jinan City.

250001

Qingdao Foreign Affairs Office

0532-85916245

Foreign Affairs Counter, 1st Floor of Administrative Approval Hall, No. 17 Hong Kong Zhong Lu, Shi Nan District, Qingdao City.

266071

0532-83885317

5th Floor, No. 16 Dong Hai Xi Lu,Shinan District, Qingdao City.

Ningbo Foreign Affairs Office

0574-87187512

Room C1058/C1059, Building 7, No. 1901 Ning Chuan Lu, Jiang Dong District, Ningbo City.

315066

Zhuhai Foreign Affairs Bureau

0756-2125108

Service Counter of Zhuhai Foreign Affairs Bureau, No.27, Zhong Xin Jie(kangling Lu),Xiang Zhou District, Zhuhai City.

519010

Yantai Foreign Affairs Office

0535-6601183

No.9 Xin Yuan Lu,Laishan District,Yantai City.

264003

Weihai Foreign Affairs Office

0631-5188696

Room 317, Building 8, Weihai Municipal Government Building, (No. 45 Shi Chang Da Dao), Weihai. 

264200

Changchun Foreign Affairs Office

0431-88776726

 

No. 2626 Ren Min Da Jie, Changchun City.

 

130056

Nantong Foreign Affairs Office

0513-85099252

Service Counter of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs of Nantong Municipal Government Affairs Service Center, No. 150 Gong Nong Nan Lu, Nantong City, Jiangsu.

226000

Chengdu Foreign Affairs Office

028-86635279

 2nd Floor, Foreign Affairs Service Center of Chengdu, No. 2, Ren Min Xi lu, Chengdu City.

610015

   

 2. Local foreign affairs offices for Consular Legalization authorized by MFA (Category Two)

Name of Foreign Affairs Office

 Telephone

      Address

 Zip code 

Beijing Foreign Affairs Office

010-85622712

Room 202, Building B of Jing Hua Hao Yuan, No. 8 Wai Jiao Bu Nan Jie,Chaoyang district,Beijing.

100020

010-84187611

2nd Floor, Building A of Ge Hua Buidling, No. 1 Qing Long Hutong, Bei Xiao Jie, Dongcheng district, Beijing.

Hebei Foreign Affairs Office

0311-87807332

 Room 103, Zone B of Provincial Government Office Building( Min Xin Guang Chang ), No. 75 Shi Fan Street, Shijiazhuang City.

050021

Shanxi Foreign Affairs Office

0351-4083617

 3nd Floor of Service Hall, Shanxi International Building, No. 388 Ying Ze Da Jie,Taiyuan City, Shanxi.

030001

Tibet Foreign Affairs Office

0891-6328433

/6335171

No. 11 Lin Kuo Bei Road, Lasha City,Tibet. 

850000

Gansu Foreign Affairs Office

0931-8720709

No. 805 Nan Chang Street, Lanzhou City.

730030

Qinghai Foreign Affairs Office

0971-8249837

/8244069

No.14 Jie Fang Street, Xining City,Qinghai.

810000

Ningxia Foreign Affairs Office

0951-5044617

No. 106 Feng Huang Bei Jie, Yinchuan City, Ningxia.

750001

Shenyang Foreign Affairs Office

024-22741318

Room 3001, No. 49 Bei Ling Da Jie, Huanggu District, Shenyang City.

110042

Dalian Foreign Affairs Office

0411-83881279

Room 419, No. 1 Ren Min Guang Chang, DalianCity.

116012

Wuhan Foreign Affairs Office

027-82847467

Counter B29-30, 1st Floor of Wuhan Municipal Government Affairs Service Center, No. 117 Jin Qiao Da Dao, Hankou District, Wuhan City.

430014

Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps

0991-2327565

Room 101East Building, No. 8 Jian She Xiang ( No.12 Jian She Street), Tian Shan District, Urumqi City.

830002

Xi'an Foreign Affairs Office

029-86787882

/86787883

No.109 Feng Cheng Ba Lu, Wei YangDistrict, Xi'an City.

710007

Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office

020-83370762

Room 503, Guang Ren Building, No.1Guang Ren Street, Yue Xiu District,Guangzhou City.

510030

Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office

 

0755-88120330/82105985

Administration Service Hall Citizen Center, Fu Zhong San Lu, Fu Tian District, Shenzhen City.

518035

Hangzhou Foreign Affairs Office

0571-85252861

No.318 Huan Cheng Bei Lu, Hangzhou City.

310026

Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office

0592-5142959

19th Floor of Xing Ye Building, No. 78 Hu Bin Bei Lu, Xiamen.

361000

Nanjing Foreign Affairs Office

025-83378653

 

Building 31,No.41 Beijing Dong Lu,

Nanjing City

210008

Quanzhou Foreign Affairs Office

0595-22110192/22110157

2th Floor, Building A of Dong Hai Citizen Center, Feng Ze District, Quanzhou City, Fujian.

362000

Qinhuangdao Foreign Affairs Office

0335-3652320

Room 302,100 Chao Yang Street, Haigang District,Qinhuangdao City.

066000

Fuzhou Foreign Affairs Office

0591-83353196

5th Floor of Building A, Xin Qiao Lian Square, No. 106 Wu Yi Bei Lu, Fuzhou City.

350001

Yichang Foreign Affairs Office

 

0717-6733275

No.37, Lv Luo Road,Xi Ling DistrictYichang City.

443000

Wenzhou Foreign Affairs Office

 

0577-88315299/88340060

Room 402, Foreign Affairs Building, No. 120 Dong Gang Street, Lu Cheng District, Wenzhou City.

325000

Yangzhou Foreign Affairs Office

0514-87883370

Visa Center, No. 206 Si Wang TingStreet, Yangzhou City.

225000

Tianjin Foreign Affairs Office

022-58785378

2nd Floor of Guang Yin Building,YouYi Bei Lu, He Xi District,Tianjin City. 

300074

Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office

0991-6176788

 

No.226,Dong Huan Road,

Tianshan District,Urumqi City. 

830001

 

3. Agencies authorized by MFA for civil Consular Legalization in Beijing

 Agency

Telephone

Address

 Zip Code

China Travel Service Head Office

010-65124896

No. 8 Dong Jiao Min Xiang, Beijing.

100005

Maofa International Travel Service

010-65889918

Room 6630-6632, 6th Floor of Building 6, San Feng Bei Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

 

100020

Beijing Foreign Affairs Office( Beijing Wai Fu Jin Lu Consulting Service Center)

010-85622712

Room 202B, Jing Hua Hao Yuan, No. 8 Wai Jiao Bu Nan Jie,Chaoyang district,Beijing.

100020

010-84187611

2nd Floor, Building A of Ge Hua Buidling, No. 1 Qing Long Hutong, Bei Xiao Jie,Dongcheng district, Beijing.

 Beijing Fangyuan Notary Public Office 

010-85197689

3rd floor, Building 2 of BeijingINN, No. 5 Dong Shui Jing Hutong,Chao Nei Street, East District,Beijing.

100701

Beijing Guoxin Notary Public Office 

010-82255185-818

9th Floor, Building C of ChengjianBuilding, No.18 Bei Tai Ping Zhuang Street, Haidian District, Beijing.

100088

Beijing Fangzheng Notary Public Office 

010-58073633

1st Floor, Building T3 of XihuanSquare, No. 1 Xi Zhi Men Wai Street, Beijing

100044

 

     3. Time and Fees for legalisation

  (1)Time and fees for legalisation of documents by the Department

 

 Time

Fees(RMB Yuan/document)

Civil Affairs

Business Affairs

Regular

 4 working days

   50*

100*

Express

 2 working days

 50*+50 express fee

100* + 50 express fee

EMS fees

25/500g

  (2)Time and fees for legalisation of documents by the Department and the foreign embassies(transfer serviced by the Department)

 

Working days

Fees(RMB Yuan/document)

Civil Affairs

Business Affairs

Regular

4 working days + time
needed by embassies 

50* + embassy fee + 60 service fee

100* + embassy fee + 60 service fee

Express

2 working days+time
needed by embassies 

50* + embassy fee + 60 
service fee+80 express fee

100* + embassy fee +60 

service fee+80 express fee

EMS fees

25/500g

  Note: The Department legalisaton fee(marked with *) are different for foreign applicants of different nationalities on the reciprocal basis.

  (3) REMARKS

  (i) The express fee is collected only when the applicant request the express service. Beside, some foreign embassies also provide extra charged express services of their own, in case it needed,requests should be made upon submitting applications.

  (ii) The Department provides mail back service, but dose not accept incoming mail applications. For mail-back applications ,together with other required materials,applicants should fill out EMS envelops at counters and submit to the staff.

  (iii) All the fees stated above need to be paid in cash while submitting applications. Pick-up forms and invoices will be given to the applicants after the payment. Applicants should keep these two documents carefully,for forms are the proofs for picking up documents, and invoices are essential for refunding the overpayment and supplement the deficiency due to the frequent changes of the embassy fee.

  (4)Office Hours, Contact Phone Number, Address and Email of the Department of Consular Affairs

  Office Hours: 8:30-11:00AM, Monday to Friday (except for Chinese Public Holidays).

  Telephone for inquiry: 010-65889761

  Fax: 010-65889905

  Location: 7th floor, South Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, No.2 Chao Yang Men Nan Da Jie, Chao Yang District, Beijing.

  Email address: lss8@mfa.gov.cn

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